Delicious. healthy, reasonably priced, versatile.
Could these words describe the current protein supplement YOU are eating?
They can…if you get to know Quest Protein! If you’ve never heard of this brand, you’re missing out. Perhaps you’ve seen it at the grocery store or gym but never gave it a shot. Or maybe you’ve been waffling and didn’t know if you wanted to spend the money.
I will give it to you straight- GO FOR IT!
It tastes great and keeps you on track with your goals. We examined taste, nutritional content, and more to create a well rounded review.
Let’s dive in and explore it further…
Quest Protein – Quick Glance…
Quest Nutrition are a reputable brand and are known to use quality ingredients. Keep reading…
While others say this protein powder taste artificial, I think it actually tastes great! Chocolate Milkshake = Yum!
Quest Nutrition’s pricing is above average and many say is quite expensive. Each serve is around $1.38
What Is Quest Nutrition
Quest nutrition is a bodybuilder’s, fit person’s, or healthy food lover’s dream. Whether you need something good for breakfast, lunch, or a nice after dinner treat, Quest can do it.
They make awesome protein products that keep net carbs and sugar at bay. Taste is EXCELLENT!
Too often, I feel like protein products taste like caca, and we are just gagging them down to meet our goals.
It’s not the case with Quest. Low cal sweeteners are used that do not metabolise in the body, and thus do not spike your blood sugar. They digest very easily!
Fibre sources are approved by the FDA. And, the people at quest are always creating something new, so the flavours always taste great and never get boring.
Hungry for more info? Keep reading….
The Protein Powder: Nutrients
Our review centres upon the protein powder. You may have known Quest for their great tasting bars, but wait till you learn about the protein powder.
We took a look at the Chocolate Milkshake flavour for this particular review.
Bear in mind that you can get SO MANY awesome flavours- Vanilla, Cookies and Cream, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Crunch, and more.
Nutrition is a real winner- it is just 110 cals, and you get 23g of protein, 4g of carbs (2 of these are fibre and contain less than 1g of sugar), and the formula is fat free.
Sodium is a bit of a force to be reckoned with: one scoop does contain 170mg, which is 8 percent of one’s daily intake. That’s not terrible, but something to keep in mind. 6 percent of your daily cholesterol is also included in that scoop- this is not bad at all.
You also get 35 percent of daily calcium, plus 4 percent of your iron, and 6 percent of magnesium.
Quest Protein Ingredients
This is a blend of 10 percent milk protein isolate, 40 percent micellar casein, and whey protein isolate (50%).
Beyond that, you have the ingredients that give it its great taste: cocoa, xanthan gum, cellulose gum, sunflower lecithin (this helps it mix), stevia, sucralose, and sea salt.
So yes, you will taste that artificial sweetener in there, and there is some lactose present. I noticed this powder also lacked amylase and lactase, commonly used by people who are lactose intolerant or otherwise sensitive in their stomachs.
If you are one of these people, you may wish to search for a new protein powder.
Benefits of Quest Protein Powder
Quest contains approximately 48 percent casein and 52 percent whey. Casein will keep you feeling fuller longer, which is good for people trying to cut calories or those with busy jobs who cannot stop to eat during the day.
We were also able to put together some delicious Quest protein powder pudding, which ranks it as a good powder that thickens up quite well.
On a side note, Quest really does focus on what you can do besides making protein shakes with it, which is kinda cool- even though we care about eating well, that sweet tooth does kick up once in a while, and it’s nice to have an out that won’t break your goals.
The price makes it easy to buy and experiment with; you won’t feel bad if you decide to use it in a baking recipe along with your usual protein shakes.
At the time of this writing, it is just $22 for a 1.6 lb tub, and for a protein powder that tastes so good and is so versatile, I find this price to be very reasonable.
Taking the price, which is $22.69 and dividing it by 29, which is the number of servings in the tub, makes it just $.78 cents a serving.
I totally understand that some of you will think I am crazy and that this is expensive, but you will actually ENJOY drinking this protein powder!
You also have to think of it this way: It’s exceptional quality for the price you pay.
For example, it is cheaper to buy brands like IsoPure and Dymatize, but those blends lack casein, which helps keep you feeling fuller longer. It’s really all up to you and what your needs are.
How Does It Taste?
Okay, you’ve already seen me rave about the great taste of Quest, but I will break it down further. I personally thought it tasted great. I’ve had my favorite protein powder for a while now- for me, it was Mass Tech- but this was a nice change of pace.
I think the artificial sweetener flavour pops in this, which doesn’t bother me personally, but others will find this annoying, so keep that in mind.
I blended mine up with some ice and almond milk for the initial test; it tasted great. Next round, I added a banana for extra flavour, that also tasted good.
I also made some Quest Protein Pudding, which tasted pretty good. That utilised almond milk, cashew butter, chia seeds, and cocoa powder plus some zero cal sweetener and sea salt to create a healthy dessert my partner and I enjoyed.
I will say this: I tried blending it with water for the heck of it. Don’t do that. As much as I love this protein powder, it is just a watery mess when you do that. The taste is really diminished if you don’t use milk of some sort.
Will It Mix?
At the risk of sounding like the Blendtec blender guy, the question we all have now is, “Will it mix?”
The answer is… yes, if you have the right blender bottle.
I tried it in my water bottle at work, shaking it up vigorously with just my milk. It turned into a clumpy mess and was a pain to choke down.
The next day I actually remembered to bring my blender bottle with the little wire ball, and it blended up pretty decently. I think the best way to make these is in the blender, however.
Is Quest Trustworthy?
Yes, Quest is widely available at major retailers like Walmart and Amazon. It is OK to eat and contains safe ingredients that are commonly found in other foods we eat.
That being said, there are some ingredients that may leave you feeling suspicious about the powder itself. These ingredients won’t hurt you, but some people choose to simply avoid these ingredients.
For starters, many people are opposed to the use of sucralose. Some people believe that sucralose is not good for you, but the Mayo Clinic states that “there’s no sound evidence that any of the artificial sweeteners approved for use in the United States cause cancer or other serious health problems.”
Secondly, we noticed there is a lack of vitamins on the Quest protein powder label. Many protein shakes I’ve looked at in the past have included vitamins and minerals. Meal replacements should be just that: a healthful shake with the stuff you need to be at your best.
Aside from this, there’s really nothing to be worried about when it comes to using Quest protein powder. It’s a great tasting shake, made in the United States, of ingredients that are easy to digest and keep you feeling full and energised throughout the day.
Who Should Use Quest Protein Powder?
Anybody who wants to get in better shape or get a great dose of protein should be utilising Quest Protein powder. The healthy amount of protein will keep you feeling great all day long.
Bodybuilders with macros to meet, people who are busy and need a meal that is quick to eat and keeps them full, and people interested in weight loss should check out Quest protein powder.
It is low in calories, so it will keep you full while still keeping true to your calorie goals. The high protein content is great for those who need to meet their macros in a tasty and delicious way.
And, it is economical too- supposing you have one shake per day, one tub will last you just about a month.
How Quest Nutrition Compares To Other Protein Powders…
Quest protein is certainly cheaper than some other protein shakes out there when it comes to price per serving. For example, 310 Shake protein powder costs a whopping $2.43 per serving. Vega One costs $3.50 per serving. And Shakeology costs $4.33 per serving!
The calorie count of Quest- which is-110 per serving- is also in the middle. 310 Shake is just 90 cals, Shakeology is 130 cals, and Vega comes in at 160 cals.
Those of you concerned about artificial sweeteners may want to actually look at some of these other brands- for example, 310 Shake, Vega, and Shakeology all lack artificial sweeteners.
I have also noticed that other protein shakes contain heaps more vitamins and minerals than Quest.
As much as I love the taste, I think that other shakes do a better job of getting us the nutrients we need compared to Quest. Vega, for example, lists a plethora of major Vitamins and Minerals, and so does Shakeology.
There is also a noticeable lack of superfoods in the blend of Quest. Other brands like Shakeology and 310, plus Vega, all contain superfoods.
The formula of Quest sure tastes great but is lacking in superfood blends. This takes some points away in the “healthy” department.
Frequently Asked Questions…
Here are some of the most common questions we hear when it comes to Quest protein powder and protein shakes in general.
1. Which protein powder is best for weight loss?
Weight loss is ultimately about calories in, calories out. The way to lose weight is to burn off more calories than you take in.
You still need proper nutrients in order to stay satiated, be productive, and keep your body humming along. That being said, I personally would not rate Quest at the top for weight loss.
I think dieters could do better with a shake that is packed with vitamins and minerals to help them feel satiated, digest efficiently, and overall feel good. Quest is not a bad shake by any means, and it is low calorie, but more nutritious options are out there.
2. What is Quest Protein Powder?
Quest Protein Powder is a versatile, tasty, and reasonably priced protein shake mix. You can use it for a variety of things.
Of course, you can make delicious and great tasting shakes with the powders, but there are plenty of other great recipes available for you like chocolate pudding and even snickerdoodle muffins.
There is also a protein mixer to add to recipes, which can help you get the protein amounts you need during the day.
Great flavours include classics like chocolate and vanilla, plus fun flavours like Cookies ‘n Cream and Cinnamon Crunch.
3. Is Quest Protein Powder Keto?
Yes, the shakes are low in net carbs and sugar, they are great for our keto friends!
On a side note, Quest also makes cookies and other treats that are Keto friendly.
Ready to get started on your own “Quest”?
I encourage you to click here and go to the Amazon Quest store.
Let us know what tasty recipes you will make or what shakes you will blend up using these great tasting powders.
Have fun, and see you at the gym.